Author Topic: Marco’s Pizza planning 34 area restaurants, a $7.8 million investment  (Read 13106 times)

Gators312

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Has anyone ever eaten at a Marcos?

I've had Marco's delivered after a
Gator game in Gainesville.  Nothing special IMO.
A different take on Papa johns etc. 

Nothing to compete with the evil likes of MM.


Tacachale

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Not specific enough. The last time I heard of a group so opposed to rowdy, pizza-loving troublemakers messing up their plans, this is what their hood looked like:





Nah the way you people have been behaving, it's not Deliverance, it's much more like:



Almost, Chris, I thinks that's a tad too highbrow, though.

I think they'll limit entrance to Avondale with a simple garment to say whether or not you belong:


Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

ChriswUfGator

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I wish I knew how to post videos on this site (I never get it right) so I could post that part where judge Smails goes nuts when Rodmey Dangerfield is playing music on the golf course, it just fits all of this to a T.


Bill Hoff

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For heaven's sake, we don't need anymore pizza places or sub shops in this town. Surely they are going to start cannibalizing each other soon.  Only Pele's has anything that is different in concept.

I know a certain neighborhood just North of Downtown that has pining for pizza for quite a while. : )

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Pretty much everything in life is covered in Caddyshack, isn't it?

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ChriswUfGator

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For heaven's sake, we don't need anymore pizza places or sub shops in this town. Surely they are going to start cannibalizing each other soon.  Only Pele's has anything that is different in concept.

Oh come on Paul, the market dictates these things, and at the end of the day a commercial area' a commercial area. They chose to live by it. As you know I live at cherry and the water, and those damn ambulances are sure getting annoying, maybe Jim Love can pass a law and move the hospital for me? I loathe getting into this debate, several people have tried to drag me in already, apparently my half-a-wit can be useful at times, who knew. I personally don't like Mellow Mushroom's product, it's a step over domino's, but he's got a right to open if he complies with the zoning code. Which he did, and they tried to change it out from under him. I'm more an observer of strategy than anything else, but you have to admit the tactics are getting funny, and really enforces my firm conviction that pretty much everything in life is covered in Caddyshack.


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Chris,  are you saying that Marco's is going into Avondale?  I wasn't commenting on MM.

In the paper today there is a story about ANOTHER frozen yoghurt chain coming into town, too.  They are already cannibalizing each other.

Does any other city have the concentration of sub shops, pizza parlors and frozen yoghurt places that we have in Jacksonville?
When all else fails hug the dog.

ChriswUfGator

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Well I was obviously seeing MM overtones in the woodwork, been an interesting set of conversations about that lately with others.   But in short I don't particularly think it matters who it is, if they're willing to step up to the plate and swing the bat, then let them invest, the market will decide, if they fail, they fail. Do I think we need 47 yogurt shops? Of course not. And they wouldn't be doing it if they'd ever had Dreamette, there's no competing with that fattening frozen crack. But these things are vacant already or they wouldn't be going in there, let them try, it's organic.


Dog Walker

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Dreamette's frozen crack, indeed!  LOL!  My card is almost punched out even in this weather!

The pizza and froyo chains must have a business plan that I don't understand.  Perhaps they are just in the business of selling franchises, not the food.  The market is weeding out the yoghurt shops with a vengeance. Two of them in Riverside didn't even last a year.

Whatever happened to the smoothie places?
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Chris,  are you saying that Marco's is going into Avondale?  I wasn't commenting on MM.

In the paper today there is a story about ANOTHER frozen yoghurt chain coming into town, too.  They are already cannibalizing each other.

Does any other city have the concentration of sub shops, pizza parlors and frozen yoghurt places that we have in Jacksonville?

Don't forget about sushi places, though that fire and the closure of the sushi cafe by Publix have probably dented Riverside's claim to the title of "sushi capital of the world."

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THe sushi place near Publix didnt close, it relocated to the old Quiznos space and added outdoor seating in that location.

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Other cities have ridiculous concentrations of certain kinds of foods and they tend to be faddish.  It's certianly not a Jacksonville thing.

E.g., here in Williamsburg, VA we had four bakery/sandwich chain shops within about a mile and now we are down to only Panera.  Now there are four or five yogurt stands within the same radius.  I am waiting to see which ones survive.

When I was in Austin there was a lunatic number of smoothie places, one of which had the somewhat bitter slogan "We started the whole smoothie thing!"

I do love the aggressive 34-shops business plan.  Reminds me of the "Letters from a Nut" books where the author wrote a vaguely threatening letter to the city of Las Cruces about how he was going to open 1,000 locations of the Hungry Mosquito restaurant within the city limits.
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This is how cultures are made, repetition.

We'll be the pizza chain capital of the world.

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THe sushi place near Publix didnt close, it relocated to the old Quiznos space and added outdoor seating in that location.

Whew! Thanks or the update :)